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Shared Recipe Spanish Rice

Sep 23, 2013 on

"A simple Spanish rice recipe that can be thrown together with ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen."

Reviewed Barbecued Chicken

Sep 21, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I only made the sauce from this recipe but OMG it is to die for. Heated the sauce with some shredded rotisserie chicken and made sandwiches out of it for me and my little brother. Both of give this 2 thumbs up so Ina gets a total of 4 thumbs up from us :) Can't wait to try it on ribs next."

Reviewed Lemon Cake

Sep 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Not sure why it turned out dry but I was not happy with how dry and dense it came out. I am a decent baker and followed this recipe to the tee with 0 substitutions and fresh ingredients, as I always do when first trying a recipe, just to be fair. It was decent but not great. It never fell and looked beautiful when baked but was not at all moist en"

Reviewed Lemon Pudding Cake with Fresh Mixed Berries

Sep 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Amazing! I didn't have any fresh berries on hand so I cooked some frozen organic strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries with some sugar on the stove, strained the solids and served as a syrup on top. The "pudding" top is so tangy and creamy and paired with the light sponge cake underneath it is an amazing combo."

Reviewed Homemade Creme Fraiche

Aug 11, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The grocery store didn't have creme fraiche so I tried this out yesterday. Mixed the ultra pasteurized heavy whipping cream with the buttermilk in an old Classico sauce jar about 6pm. Threw a washcloth over the top and secured it with a rubber band. Checked it about 12pm today (18 hrs later) and it was thick but pourable. Tossed it in the fridge a"

Reviewed Chicken or Steak with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Apr 28, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

As others have mentioned, the quality of the balsamic used when making this recipe is absolutely key. Made this last night with Costco brand balsamic (which is one of my faves) and it was hands down AMAZING. I did cut the amount of balsamic down to about 2/3 cups and added a couple of tablespoons of evoo and 2 huge cloves of garlic. The entire fam"

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